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Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

Address: Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049 201 0020
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Ranked #1 of 84 Attractions in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We went in January 2015; purchased the tickets in advance (as required). Our time group had only about 8 people in it; while the one before us had over 20.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The frescoes are amazing and if you have the patience to navigate the booking system you will be well rewarded. Allow time to explore the multi-media centre first as this gives excellent additional information that made our trip far more interesting. We paid E5 extra for the Padua card which includes various extra attractions and bus travel, but this was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is an incredibly beautiful chapel, painstakingly restored. Definitely worth a detour to Padova.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

I have yet to visit this place, this is a short note of advice re their ridiculously complex booking system. It will take you a minimum of 15 minutes to navigate their silly, silly system. What other attraction requires you to provide your date of birth and your Passport number in order to buy a couple of tickets with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

You need to book in advance to see these Frescoes. You have to wait in an anteroom so that they can adjust your environment to one which is controlled to protect the artwork. I was lucky to tag onto a tour group where the english guide was well versed in art history. No cameras can be used inside and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Magnificent… a masterpiece of medieval frescoes art. A must. In high season reservation strongly advised. TIckets needed. Purchase on the internet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Breathtaking frescoes painted by Giotto and excellently preserved. An absolute must see if you are in Padova. A very limited number of visitors are permitted in the chapel at one time and reservations should be made online well before the date a visit is planned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Quite well conserved throughout the centuries, this chapelle makes a popular destination for the Veneto travellers. Colour blue is almost a hallmark for the great master Giotto. Blue pigments have been rare and hard to obtain throughout the middle ages and therefore give clues about the wealth of the patrons. In this aspect Cappella degli Scrovegni is unique. Please remember... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The frescoes of Giotto, a wonderful treat well worth a visit to Padua for this alone. Conveniently located near center of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

No amount of reading prepares you for the remarkable work of this chapel. Each visitor has a video about the Chapel, the period and the story; then a visit to the chapel, after the "air" has been filtered. Good part is that only 25 people attend each visit, so you can move about and see it all.

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